Thursday, July 29, 2021

Family Questions Suspect's Death

 A Rankin County family questions Sheriff Bryan Bailey's report of how their son died during an arrest.  WAPT reported:


There is a purported picture of the deceased circulating on social media. It shows a picture of a young black man's face with a ventilator.  One eye is deeply bruised and swollen.   The local media has the picture.  However, it has not been verified.  

MBI is handling the investigation.  


Anonymous said...

If they would’ve brought the MRAP everything would’ve been fine.

Anonymous said...

Sad deal. It’s unfortunate that police never want to release body and dash camera footage unless it can conclusively show they weren’t responsible for a death. I get that they don’t want their conduct to be questioned, but a little bit of information would go a long way to earning back trust.

Anonymous said...

A violent confrontation with the law usually produces bad results for the perp but these confrontations almost NEVER happen if one obeys the law. Just doesn't seem that hard to figure out.

Anonymous said...

Probably has more to do with the majority of RCSO being manlets with a shortman complex and many of them appear to be compensating with anabolic steroid use. They get a little too rough when the encounter a man of average or above average height that towers over them like Gulliver and the liliputians.

Anonymous said...

Never understood why they dont just go ahead and release body cameras and any footage. It wont affect they investigation and will allow people to see it for themselves.

Anonymous said...

You all know good and well they will release it when the investigation is complete. And if they don’t, KF will request it as soon as he can. I’m sure their investigation includes toxicology, so it will be a bit.

How many times do these folks turn out to be actual victims? How many times does the evidence prove they played the deciding factors in their fate. The resisting arrest alone tells you their was some type of a tussle. Remember the dude that broke his own neck slamming his head against the van? There’s ALWAYS more to the story.

I feel for his family, but they are late with their overbearing concern. Should have played a more active role before he went off the rails. Should have taught him theft is wrong. Should have taught him death may be a consequence of stupid choices. The world doesn’t offer everyone multiple chances to get it right.

Now, I do agree with the family seeing the full tape during the course of the investigation… so they will have SOME answers. I’m sure MBI wouldn’t jump on this idea though, because the family is likely to not accept any truth but what they are claiming. (Likely at their attorney’s advice… the one hoping for that settlement despite the evidence.)

I wish communities would use these situations to teach young people about making better choices regarding crime. It is nauseating to hear over and over “oh, he stole, so he should be dead?” or “oh, he made a mistake, so he should be dead?” Instead of teaching lessons in consequence and deterrent, it always ends up being a hatefest against police. If they REALLY want answers, why were the police even present? There, THAT’S your #1 answer. Dude brought this situation on himself. None of us were there and we don’t get to dictate the outcome after the fact.

Anonymous said...

The mother wants to know what happened that night? Her gang bangin' son committed a crime and then tried to fight the sheriff's office. A death sentence was not warranted but that is not what was intended either. He should not have fought the deputies. It is appears from his facebook page that he is a crip. It also appears that he put on serious muscle (in prison?). Live by the sword...

Anonymous said...


Just, well said and I agree.

Anonymous said...

There's really nothing interesting to say until more comes out. One could postulate and compare to Freddie Gray.

Kingfish said...

Unfortunately, there is a slight problem with such a foia request. The police can claim the investigation exemption and not provide anything. Trust me, they all know how to use that part of the law.

You won't see video of this until court and that's IF it ever goes to court.

Anonymous said...

Agree with @1:09. The lesson from all of these incidents is that you will not outmuscle the police. Don't try. Full stop. Deal with what's right or wrong after the fact because if you try to use force when law enforcement attempts to detain you, you will lose. Why is this such a hard concept?

Anonymous said...

@ 1:09

Outstanding !!

Especially the very trutheful part about the settlement and the question "Why were the police there in the first place"?

Anonymous said...

11:39 AM
Do you even lift?

fed up in Jackson said...

as Jim CArry's character said in Liar Liar: "STOP BREAKING THE LAW ASSHOLE"

If one is a law abiding citizen and never breaks the law, and respects the law and a reasonable request of an officer of the law.....this does not happen.

No part of this sounds like "sunshine" justice.

if one is innocent of any wrong doing, one does not get tazed.

Anonymous said...

You must be referring to number #1

Anonymous said...

Well he’s made the hiring decisions since his first day, so you be the judge.

Anonymous said...

We need to teach our future criminals that when they are caught, don’t resist arrest, don’t swallow bags of fentanyl, and peacefully surrender to the authorities.

Stupid criminals doing stupid things bump their heads or over exert their hearts.

Very sad.

Anonymous said...

RCSO doesn’t have body cams. Hmmm. Rankin SO has one of the biggest budgets in the state, yet will not get body cams.

Anonymous said...

4:34 truth

Anonymous said...

Momma gonna get paid!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, stop playing, you LOVE when criminals are killed.
You’ll post anything for some clicks.

Anonymous said...

Has it been confirmed the picture is actually of the suspect?

Kingfish said...

So why did I post the story about the mother questioning his death? In case you didn't notice, from what I can tell, JJ was the only media outlet to report the picture.

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess this story is dead already. Can’t question law enforcement in Rankin County, apparently.

Anonymous said...

Can anybody produce footage of any momma, ever, in the history of broadcast news, saying, "I know my baby did it. He been on a bad road for too many years. His time was comin' and the Good Lord call him home. Rest in peace, Baby."

Nope...It's always, "My boy ain't did shit. This didn't oughta happen! Ima call my lawyer!"

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